Tuesday, January 4, 2011


To those of you who listened when I asked you to trust the Republican Party, I apologize. The GOP has failed us at the national, state, and local level. I am no longer a Republican because the GOP no longer represents me or what I believe. When I stepped into the fray a year and a half ago I thought the evil I was fighting was the progressive movement. I was only half right. We must defeat Barack Obama and his agenda. The GOP is not up to the task. It is time to face the reality that conservatives are being shut out of the Party. Conservative values, not a "go along to get along, what will keep me in office" mentality will defeat Obama in 2012.

As I drove back from the vacancy committee meeting in Craig last night, I heard that the RNC is $4 million in debt. And these are the people who will lead us to fiscal responsibility? Small wonder contributions are evaporating after we learned last summer that more than two-thirds of all contributions go to keeping the national machine in first class when they travel to gala dinners, and the occasional massage parlor visit. GOP "leadership" in the US Senate and House is an oxymoron - a true contradiction in terms. Mitch McConnell and John Boehner are poster boys for the GOP "paid their dues" mentality. They are the same two who with Pelosi and Reid, "led" us through the Bush 43 and Obama era financial debacle. Last month they caved on critical conservative issues during the lame-duck, and I sense that was just the beginning. Refusing to allow Michelle Bachman a leadership position was a slap in the face to the Tea Party energy that put a new group of Republicans in office. Soon Congress will vote on whether to keep the government open by funding it with money we don't have. How will Republicans vote? And before May, Congress must vote whether or not to raise the debt ceiling AGAIN, further financially strapping our grandchildren. How will Republicans vote - based on the promises they made while campaigning or based on what they're told by the poster boys?

At the state level, the GOP looked like the Keystone Cops during the last election - funny if not so pathetic in result. Last night the SD 8 Vacancy Committee appointed Al White's wife to finish his term - liberal bloggers say the fix on that has been in for weeks. I am sure liberals celebrated with champagne when they heard the result. When a selection as important as the SD 8 seat is made by secret ballot, we, the people, suffer.

I am now registered as Unaffiliated. It was easy to disengage; just go to a website , and start paying attention to patriots who pledge allegiance to the flag, not a party.
We need a vehicle other than the GOP to defeat Obama, because the GOP is not up to the task. It is a waste of time to try and change it from within; they have made it clear we are not welcome. The only way to get their attention is to leave. Not necessarily to form another party, but to stand together outside the Boy's Club as independent voters. We can field candidates who have no party allegiance or affiliation. We can choose people who have integrity and want to serve us, not just more mediocre life-long politicians who have paid their dues. Let's get their attention.

I have always urged you to "keep the faith." That never meant faith in the Republican Party, or any political machine. I ask you to have faith in yourselves, in ourselves as conservatives, to overcome the most serious crisis the Republic has faced in a hundred years. We must not repeat 1912 in 2012 and the GOP is well on the way to doing just that.
Rangers Lead the Way!


  1. No surprise here. I think you have always wanted to tear the GOP in half and cause caos.

  2. Bob causing chaos? haha

    Look what the Colorado GOP did to Dan Maes. They are the problem Mr. Woods, not Bob. The GOP is so NOT representing my ideals at all anymore. Why belong to a group that shoots itself in the foot... or was it in the head? I was getting calls from Roland & Penry all asking me to support that idiot Tancredo for CO Governor. So Bob leaving the GOP will only cause others to finally wake up and get behind something worth getting behind.

    THE R's & D's ARE THE SAME.

  3. Well said and AMEN!

    I gave up on the Republicans about 5 years ago, when I tired of them saying one thing and doing another.

    Libertarians believe in the American heritage of liberty, enterprise, and personal responsibility. More commonly known as "The Constitution"!

  4. Hey GOP are you listening?

    We The People voted for Dan Maes !!

    Have you heard, We The People are Angry !!

    The Grand Old Politicos (GOP) thought you knew better. Those Republicans that voted may have other thoughts about Your actions and Your
    positions upon which you sit. The people are not happy with their government without representation. Look what you did with our vote.
    Look what you did when you made choices. The people are becoming educated in politics, have gotten candidates that REPRESENT THEM.

    So when your overpowered, voted out and saying,"But, But, But...",
    We'll gladly say, "Your 'Buts' are outta here!"

  5. Inserting a little pragmatism, a conservative-leaning 3rd party WILL ONLY SERVE TO ELECT DEMOCRATS.

    The only choice is to continue trying to change the party from within, not quit (and blame the party) when you lose.

  6. The only choice? You think there is only one way to fix the GOP? Folks have been trying to do that for two decades. They will not let us in. You good folks continue to work from within; I'll continue to work from without. But I will not be part of the charade when I have seen how the game works from the inside. We've only just begun to fight.


Bruce DuFresne

Tired of unresponsive "representatives" who do as they're told?

Governance is too important to leave in the hands of politicians. We need to hold our representatives feet to the fire. We must watch every bill, demand that they read it fully and listen to us. We must be relentless in our civic duty because we have been asleep too long.


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